TBT to 1941 and Sun Valley Serenade starring Sonja Henie and Milton Berle. Baby boomers (#okboomer) like me remember Berle as 1 of the comedy giants of the golden age of television. As he got older, Berle got unfunnier (like me🥱).
Henie was a 3 time Olympic figure skating champion (1928, 1932, 1936), a 10 time world champion (1927-1936). In other words she was the “Cat’s Meow” back in the day. When it comes to her acting, she was a great...ice skater.😉
This routine may seem tame by modern measures with the Quadruple Salchows, Hamel Camels, Reverse Lutz Jumps, and Captain Crunch Lumps (I made this 1 up 🤫), but back in the day it was Cool as F*ck.
For me, if an ice skating routine makes me dizzy, then it’s impressive. Here Henie’s spins make me feel 🤢.
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